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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / 1 manual Renn seeks new home
« Last post by Contrabombarde on July 01, 2020, 06:34:34 PM »
I've been asked if I can draw attention to this one manual and pedal Renn circa 1840 and featured in the Organ Magazine May 2018:

In a private home now and the owner is seeking its relocation.
From our local DJ / Re: Classic FM gives centre stage to organ!
« Last post by revtonynewnham on June 19, 2020, 08:45:41 AM »
Let's hope the trend continues.  There's still not much on Radio 3 aside from perhaps 2-3 tracks in the middle of the night.

Every Blessing

Restoring pipe organs / Cathédrale Saint-Christophe de BELFORT
« Last post by David Pinnegar on June 18, 2020, 08:17:48 PM »
The instrument of  Waltrin-Callinet-Schwenkedel  restored in 2012 -
From our local DJ / Classic FM gives centre stage to organ!
« Last post by David Pinnegar on June 18, 2020, 05:36:08 PM »
It's really great to see a radio station as popular as Classic FM giving the organ an appropriate position on the musical horizon -
and encourages people to play the organ on their laptop . . . !

Best wishes

David P

I was contacted by my Rector who said that guidelines now allow us to go in to church to check on the condition of our organs.
I have to enter by the side door, lock myself in, wash my hands and log my arrival and leaving times in the book provided.
I have no problem with giving the organ some generous excercise to check on it's well-being!
Probably two or three times a week would be a good regime at the moment!
Organ building and maintenance / Dutch organ consoles
« Last post by revtonynewnham on June 03, 2020, 09:49:50 AM »

I've been watching live streamed concerts by a couple of Dutch organists.  I've noticed a number of organs have some of the stops positioned above the console - just wondering about the logic behind that.

Every Blessing

Organ Music and Repertoire / Music for a church in lockdown
« Last post by revtonynewnham on May 24, 2020, 09:43:55 AM »

Wolston Baptist Church, where I play regularly, is closed due to the Coronavirus epidemic.  I've been recording some music (chosen by our minister, or anyone else (including me a couple of times!) who has put the worship material together.  Due to the age & lack of computer knowledge the church leaders decided to circulate this in printed & e-mail form.  The e-mail recipients get links to my recordings to sing along to if they wish.  All the recordings are available on my You Tube channel.

Every Blessing

Hi, there are many things to worry about nowadays,
 but this should certainly I think be one of them !
I guess the phrase " don't take anything for granted would apply "
on the Oragn related front, I still haven't got a basic practice Organ working.
regards Peter B
Inspirational instruments / Notre Dame, Paris - superb video
« Last post by David Pinnegar on April 27, 2020, 11:07:49 PM »
A friend turned up which gives a brilliant insight into the instrument

Best wishes

David P
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